Guest Blog | Dr. Michael Sells

Reflections on a Friendship Although this posting is not directly about War Requiem, it is about one of the significant participants in that first performance, Peter Pears, for whom Britten wrote such lovely and loving music throughout his career, and who became a kind and generous friend over the last 12 years of his life…. Read More

Britten, Owen and Friends

As lucky as I feel to get to study and perform masterpieces by Bach, Brahms, Mendelssohn and Berlioz, I feel doubly blessed by the wonderfully talented singers who choose to spend their time singing these amazing works of art. So you will understand why, early last Saturday morning, despite the 6 hours of rehearsal awaiting… Read More

Guest Blog | Thomas Cooley

I have been familiar with the work of Benjamin Britten since college. There I sang a few of his songs, and more specifically worked on a special project, in which I performed Britten’s incredible Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. Learning these songs introduced me to the sound world of Britten, and I have been… Read More